The Ministry of Health reminds the public that due to the recent low temperatures, respiratory diseases such as allergies, influenza, colds, pharyngitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, COVID-19 are prone to occur, and they need to pay attention to preventive measures to avoid infection.
That is why we urge not to neglect general precautions, especially in places with large audiences, such as those who come to pray the novena of the Lord and Our Lady of Miracles or to participate in the September 15 processions.
Parishioners visiting a cathedral or other temple can use a mask that covers their mouth, nose and chin if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms. Additionally, they are advised to disinfect their hands with alcohol gel and not share personal items such as partners.
When coughing or sneezing, it is recommended to cover your mouth with a disposable tissue or the crook of your elbow to avoid infecting others.
People who have not yet received the COVID-19, influenza and pneumococcal vaccine can receive the vaccine at various support facilities and can start or complete the program.
In Cuatro Siglos Square, at the intersection of Alberdi and Caseros, there is a vaccination center open during the Novena of Our Lady of the Lord and Miracles. The vaccine run will be from 9am to 9pm on September 14 and vaccinations will also be given in accordance with the national calendar. The person must bring identification and vaccination card (if they have one) to attend.
The Ministry of Public Health urges people to consume food at premises and stalls authorized by the Bromatology scheme as most foods prepared on the streets are prone to foodborne illness (ETA) as they lack:
· Safe hand washing with water
· Drinking water to wash food
· Separate raw and cooked food
· Safe storage temperature
· Complete cooking
· Prepare with drinking water
If the food is unsafe, there is a risk of contracting certain FTAs, which are often infectious or toxic and are caused by bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemicals that enter the body through contaminated water or food .
Foodborne pathogens can cause severe diarrhea or debilitating infections, such as meningitis, and can cause malnutrition and compromise the nutritional status of the most vulnerable, including infants, children, pregnant women, the elderly and those who are immunosuppressed.
To prevent FBDs such as salmonellosis or listeria, it is important to consume safe foods that meet dietary needs and help people live an active and healthy life. There is no food security without food security.